Tag Archives: Joko Widodo

Indonesia’s Joko Widodo sworn in for second term as president

10 October, 2019 2:35 pm 2:35 pm

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo was sworn in on Sunday for a second five-year term as president, leading the world’s third-biggest democracy after a first term marked by heavy infrastructure spending. In his second and final term, Widodo, a former furniture salesman from outside the military and political elite, has pledged to attract … Read More


Indonesia’s Habibie, president during transition to democracy, dies

09 September, 2019 11:03 pm 11:03 pm

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Former Indonesian president B.J. Habibie, who came to power during the country’s turbulent transition to democracy after former strongman leader Suharto stepped down in 1998, has died, his son said on Wednesday. An engineer by training, Habibie succeeded Suharto as Indonesia’s third president only months after becoming his deputy, just as the … Read More


PM Imran phones Indonesia’s president to discuss Kashmir situation

08 August, 2019 12:04 am 12:04 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan phoned Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo on Sunday and apprised him of tense situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir. The premier took Indonesian president into confidence and conveyed his concerns about India’s nefarious designs in the held valley. During telephonic conversation, Imran Khan stressed that the international community is duty … Read More

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More than 270 died from overwork-related illnesses in Indonesia elections

04 April, 2019 11:27 am 11:27 am

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Ten days after Indonesia held the world’s biggest single-day elections, more than 270 election staff have died, mostly of fatigue-related illnesses caused by long hours of work counting millions of ballot papers by hand, an official said on Sunday. The April 17 elections were the first time the country of 260 million … Read More

Indonesia to work with Alibaba’s Jack Ma to increase exports: ministe...

09 September, 2018 8:53 am 8:53 am

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia will partner with Alibaba’s CEO Jack Ma to look into ways to use Alibaba’s ecosystem to increase its exports, particularly to China, its communications minister told Reuters . “We are also discussing how to work together to develop tech talents to meet the needs of Indonesia and the region,” Indonesian minister … Read More